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Feeling sick? Stay home, Pasco County schools remind students



Even though temperatures have hovered in the 60's and 70's lately, it's winter flu season in the Tampa area.

And the Pasco County school district is reminding children and parents to take care of themselves if they're not feeling well.

On the advice of the local health department, the district has begun circulating information with details about fighting the flu. Right near the top of the list, after getting a vaccination and visiting a doctor, is staying home.

"It is especially important that parents keep sick children at home to prevent spreading the flu virus to others," the district letter states. "Additional flu prevention steps include staying away from people who are sick, covering sneezes or coughs with a tissue or your elbow, avoid touching your eyes, nose and month, and frequent handwashing."

Superintendent Kurt Browning took that advice, missing work almost all of last week. The district wants parents to do the same for their sick kids.

[Last modified: Monday, February 13, 2017 1:46pm]


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